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Purple Clouds from the East – Xu Beihong
« on: May 19, 2015, 12:23:13 PM »
2015 is a big anniversary in the artistic community in China, as it marks 120 years since the birth of the revolutionary Chinese master painter, Xu Beihong 徐悲鸿 (1895 – 1953). For MCC collectors and enthusiasts, with the release of the four-coin set earlier this year to commemorate the occasion (more details can be found here), attention has returned to other coins featuring the esteemed artist himself as well as his works.

At this time it should not be surprising to find rare coins featuring Xu Beihong and his work cropping up in auction houses over the next year. Potential sellers will no doubt have felt the hype and interest surrounding these coins increasing, and as such will have deemed their investment ripe for releasing to the market. A good example of this is the 1995 Centenary of the Birth of Xu Beihong 5 oz gold coin which is coming up for auction on the...